Penna’s – Lights. Camera. Action. The Stage is back

Penna’s – Lights. Camera. Action. The Stage is back


Lights. Camera. Action. The Stage is back.

Penna’s celebration of all things recruitment and leadership in local government is taking place on Wednesday 1st December.

Join the Penna team online for in-depth learning and sharing sessions.


Explore and choose which 45-minute expert broadcasts you want to attend, or come to them all. The Stage is set for:


1. ‘Understanding your talent gap: why are roles hard-to-fill and what can you do about it?’
9:00AM – 10:00AM

How can you recruit the right people in your local councils when talent shortages are rife across technical and middle-management roles? Ask Director-level experts who have had success filling their own hard-to-fill roles across specialisms.

Featuring Darren Levy (Director of Housing, Newham) and Mark Lumley (Director of Digital & IT, Hounslow), with more speakers to be announced.

2. ‘Inside the mind of a Chief Executive: exploring the findings of our 2021 CEX Survey’.
10:00AM – 10:45AM

We, at Penna, along with The LGA and The MJ asked local government Chief Executives to shed light on their experiences, their organizational priorities and their perceptions of leading through change.

Join us for the launch of our findings for 2021.

3. ‘New to local government Interim: insights, tips and tricks from the experts’.
12:00PM – 12:45PM

Considering, or just beginning, a career in local government interim? Our Penna Executive Interim Experts are hosting a webinar to discuss all you need to know to succeed.

We’ll discuss demand in the marketplace, preparing a standout CV and the best ways to market yourself. We’ll also provide tips to succeed on assignment.

4. ‘CIPFA’s crystal ball: looking forward to 2022 in local government’.
2:45PM – 3:30PM

As 2021 winds down, it’s the right time to reflect! Featuring Rob Whiteman, (Chief Executive, CIPFA), this webinar will analyse the outlook for local government in 2022; the priorities, goals and potential pain points from both a financial and whole-council perspective.

5. ‘Digital disruption and local government, the way forward’.
3:15PM – 4:00PM

Digital is disrupting at pace. How can local authorities change for the better?

Find out how digital resources can help local councils become more prosperous, and engage their community.

Featuring Ian Thomas (Chief Executive, RB Kingston) and Nadira Hussain (SOCITM).

6. ‘The diversity toolkit: D&I in local government’.
4:00PM – 4:45PM

A deep dive into D&I in local government. Where should Directors and HR experts focus to create diverse workforces that truly represent the communities councils serve?

Featuring the insights of Matthew Gordon, (Chief Executive of Spectra and The Care Leaver Covenant) and Inclusive Companies. Further speakers to follow.


Dec 01 2021


9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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